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Alternative dispute resolution is a way to avoid those struggles in a courtroom and sometimes the bad feelings which follow. Attorney Bridget O'Connell works in alternative dispute resolution in Family Court, helping families ease the stress of the aftermaths of divorce.


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If you think there isn't enough money involved for you to go to court, you may be wrong. There is small claims court and that's what attorney Joshua Dubs talks about on this week's edition of You & The Law.


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Erie County's district attorney spoke in generalities, for the first time Wednesday, when asked about the police investigation into hockey star Patrick Kane.

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This is the slow time of year for Buffalo's Common Council, but not for many others since there are two vacancies and more than two people anxious to fill those green chairs.

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Special Education is legally mandated, a program to help students with problems. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Jeffrey Weiss talks about the laws and the rules for students to get the help they need.


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It may pay to shop around before buying or renewing auto insurance. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports a new study shows some companies use discriminatory practices in setting their premiums.

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American industries and health care fields are constantly looking for engineers and scientists and there probably aren't enough who live here to fill all the openings.

As terrorism-related charges move forward against a Lackawanna man, both prosecutors and defense attorneys will be focusing on the evidence and circumstances  in an effort to prove their case. Arafat Nagi , 44, is facing charges of providing material support and resources, namely personnel, to a foreign terrorist organization, ISIL.


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Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the historic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In honor of the occasion, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a proclamation and signed two pieces of legislation.

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A marriage is a marriage.

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand teamed with NYPD and gun safety supporters to announce a bill to fight against gun trafficking.

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A New Jersey teen left her family house and sued her parents to force them to pay her high school tuition and future college tuition. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Ken Olena talks about when the courts can declare a child independent and still be supported, or not supported, by parents.

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You might believe you were hurt in an auto accident and can sue. It's not that simple since there are legal rules defining injuries. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Dennis Bischof talks about the ground rules.

There are always people who want to start their own business and there have been many in the wake of the Great Recession. On this week's previously aired edition of You & The Law, attorney Diane Tiveron talks about the legal issues of starting your own company and some of the related issues.

States cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions, the Supreme Court says in a ruling that for months has been the focus of speculation. The decision was 5-4.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, seen as a pivotal swing vote in the case, wrote the majority opinion. All four justices who voted against the ruling wrote their own dissenting opinions: Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.

Do you have a bank account outside the United States? On this week's previously aired edition of You & The Law, attorney James Bandoblu talks about foreign bank accounts and foreign income and why you might want to look at the account you use to pay bills for your summer place in Crystal Beach.

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An agreement reached earlier this week in Albany means a change to the way sexual assault is dealt with on New York’s college campuses.

Many lawyers and law firms donate legal help, what's called pro bono legal work to help people and groups and causes.

When a business goes bad, the owners may need a lawyer.

If you don't want to pay estate tax in New York, you have to stop being a New Yorker. On this week's previously-aired edition of You & The Law, attorney Leah Adamucci talks about  how to stop being a New Yorker for legal purposes.

 

Once, most people simply had their lawyer write a will and that was it.

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As you move around the area and see company and construction signs, it's not uncommon to see the letters LLC. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Andrew Olek talks about what those letters mean.

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Custody and financial arrangements have often been contentious in the breakups of marriages or relationships.

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Property taxes are based on a property assessment. On this week's edition of You & The Law, WBFO's Mike Desmond talks with attorney Peter Alan Weinmann about challenging that tax assessment.

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It's a word people hear all of the time: contract. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Justin Kloss talks about what that means

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Workers injured on the job are eligible for workers' compensation benefits, from medical care to one-shot payments. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Henry Tilson talks about how complicated it can all be.

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It was 800-years ago that King John signed the Magna Carta under pressure from nobles.

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On Tuesday, a Magna Carta exhibit is coming to Buffalo for a two-week visit to the Robert H. Jackson Federal Courthouse. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Eric Bloom talks about how the 800-year-old document affects us today.

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It’s been five decades to the day since 25,000 people arrived in the Alabama’s capitol to demand the right to vote for African-Americans. They had marched 50 miles from Selma to Montgomery, but might never have had the chance to do so if not for Judge Frank Johnson, Jr. This is the story of one man’s lasting effect on American civil rights.

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